On this American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day® we would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge those who live with diabetes. Diabetes can have a multitude of effects on the body and can require diligence and awareness to keep the potential differing manifestations in check. One result of diabetes mellitus some may not be… Continue reading American Diabetes Association- Diabetes Alert Day®
As a child I remember having fond memories of story time, whether it be a bedtime story, scary camping stories, or the stories of my life before I could remember. There is a certain joy, a childlike atmosphere to storytelling; letting your imagination take over, seeing each individual, the landscape, or the event as it… Continue reading World Storytelling Day (March 20th)
This National Sleep Awareness week, Leapcure is championing better sleep, for better health!
In the United States and around the world, breast cancer is one of the most frequently occuring and pervasive conditions. According to Breastcancer.org, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. When discussing breast cancer, we often focus on treatments such as chemotherapy and surgery. However, we do not… Continue reading Lymphedema Awareness Month
Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere is the theme for this year’s International Kidney Day Lifestyle is deeply affected in kidney disease patients. Chronic kidney disease, its associated symptoms and its treatment (including medications, dietary and fluid restrictions, and kidney replacement therapy), can disrupt and constrain daily living and impair the overall quality of life of… Continue reading Living Well with Kidney Disease
On International Women’s Day 2021 we’d like to take the time to recognize successes of women around the world as well as to candidly address the work that still needs to be done. Accomplishments have been made and paths have been forged in the acknowledgment of women’s capabilities, but there remains a journey which requires education and action to forge a path of integration and equity.
Medicine and medical care can often be complicated with lots of unknown — especially if you are not a medical professional. It can be a scary time with a lot of information to try to process which can become overwhelming. You may find there are times when a healthcare provider is explaining something to you… Continue reading Why You Should Ask Why
This article in the New York Times describes the innovations and changes that clinical trials have made during the pandemic. At the start of the pandemic, nearly 6,000 of the clinical trials registered on clinicaltrials.gov were stopped. For clinical trials that weren’t stopped, researchers re-designed their clinical trials to include virtual monitoring and remote visits… Continue reading Clinical Trials Innovations during COVID-19
Patients that suffer from one (or more) of the nearly 7,000 rare diseases currently recognized have to fight for their diagnosis, treatments, and communication from medical providers. There are between 25-30 million people in America and 30 million in Europe suffering from rare diseases. For these patients being curious about their diagnosis and symptoms is… Continue reading Rare Disease Awareness
Clinical trials have a diversity problem – despite making up 40% of the US population, people of color sometimes represent only about 10-20% of clinical trial enrollments. This can result in misleading conclusions about how therapies will ultimately perform across different demographics. Black communities, in particular, have had to endure mistreatment in clinical trials historically,… Continue reading Racial Diversity in Clinical Trials